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How To Avoid A $17 Gas Can

June 19, 2016 about Oldsmobile Cutlass

Due to not paying attention, I recently ran out of gas in my 67 olds 442. A nice fella gave me a ride to the gas station where I inquired about borrowing a gas can. The only option they had for me was to purchase a 1-gallon can for $17. Since I already have a vast collection of $17 one gallon cans at home from my previous dilemmas, I really didn't want to part with that much cash for another can. So I purchased a 1 gallon jug of water for $2. Then I dumped out the water and filled it with gasoline. That did the trick and saved me $15!

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June 21, 2016 by Donna

I don't know where you live but in Florida as well as most statesi know about it is illegal to place gas in any container not designedt o store gas. In addition gas stationst that believey ou are doing this does not have to turn the pump on for you.

June 21, 2016 by Donna

I don't know where you live but in Florida as well as most states I know about it is illegal to place gas in any container not designed to store gas. In addition gas stations that believe you are doing this do not have to turn the pump on for you.

September 19, 2016 by 33445


September 19, 2016 by Donna_is_a_donut

Donna's reply is ludicrous...

October 24, 2016 by Donna is a dumb slut


October 26, 2016 by Emma

I did this too....a few times over the years...It's absolutely the cheapest way to get fuel back in your vehicle when YOU CAN'T AFFORD A $17 GAS CAN YOU JUDGEMENTAL FREAK....THE PERSON THAT REPLIED TO THIS ORIGINAL POST...TALKING ABOUT HOW IT'S ILLEGAL TO PUT FUEL IN ANY OTHER CONTAINER THAN A GAS CAN. WELL HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT THAT MAYBE SOME PPL ARE SINGLE MOTHER'S AND NEVER EVER HAVE EXTRA MONEY TO SPEND ON A BRAND NEW CAN??? Who the hell do ppl think they are throwing this info out there, acting like and making it seen like we are breaking such a horrible law for being in this desperate situation! Please Tell me MRS LEGAL BEAGLE....HAVE YOU NEVER MADE A MISTAKE?? ARE YOU SO PERFECT THAT YOU HAVE MONEY ALWAYS AND NEVER HAVE TO SCROUNGE FOR CHANGE ON THE FLOORBOARDS OF YOUR VEHICLE TO PUT JUST A GALLON OF FUEL IN YOUR TANK? Well aren't you touched by God? FYI...In the REAL WORLD MRS PERFECT that is the kinda shit that happens and thank goodness for water jugs, bcuz no more than 12 minutes after I went & bought a $2 water jug, emptied the water out completely, filled it up at a pump the clerk couldn't see me at hardly, then walked the half mile to my vehicle.....A SEMI DRIVER WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION, LOST CONTROL AND BARRELLED THRU 8 CARS....RIGHT WHERE I RAN OUT OF GAS....12 MIN BEFORE! SO GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE YOU SNOB BCUZ NOT ALL LAWS ARE GOOD LAWS....I could have lost my baby girl that day or she lost me!!!! That's only if I had followed the letter of the law and pointed fingers at ppl who didn't follow it exactly. As long as your safe about it...some stupid laws ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN! OTHERWISE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT FATE MAY HAVE IN STORE....LIKE THE FATE FOR THE 3 POOR FAMILIES THAT EACH LOST A LOVED ONE THAT DAY.....I'LL REPEAT....THIS WAS 12 MINUTES AFTER I "BROKE THE LAW" AND PUT FUEL IN MY VEHICLE USING A WATER JUG INSTEAD OF A GAS CAN! THANK JESUS & GOD THAT I DID! WALKING IN ANOTHER'S SHOES CAN REALLY MAKE A PERSON HUMBLE?? MRS JUDGEMENTAL SHOULD TRY THIS SOMEDAY! SOMETIMES....BREAKING HARMLESS RULES ARE GOOD FOR THE SOUL, AND IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.... ....THAT DAY IT HAPPENED TO BE MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRLS SOUL. SADLY THE ONES THAT DIED WERE SITTING AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND DEFINITELY IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.

December 22, 2016 by Wiseman

Eneightlning the world, one helpful article at a time.

August 16, 2017 by Not a lunatic

Wow, there sure is a lot of angry screaming in the comments in this article about gas cans.

September 4, 2017 by Alt up

Notice the screamers and yellers here over a gas container? I bet you anything they're all Trump supporters. Hey, losers who voted for that insecure fat piece of orangutan shit, how you liking him now? Still listening to your "fake news" saying how awesome of a job that micro penis ass muncher is doing? Pull your heads out of your asses and wake up to reality. El Trumpo is ruining our country, and you dipshits are the reason for it.

September 8, 2017 by Trever

This is just too funny, you all are just ridiculous! The galleon of water thing is a smart idea. Its a dumb law anyway, i would probably do the same even if i had the money for a Jerry can.

December 23, 2017 by Chill

Why the anger?

December 31, 2017 by Vince

But $17 isn't that much. Plus you wasted water. This is silly.

January 17, 2018 by Dupmobilius


February 11, 2018 by Batman

If like apples but oranges are good too.

February 11, 2018 by Batman

If like apples but oranges are good too.

February 15, 2018 by To Batman

you like APPLES how dARe you you WEIRDO coming into this thread!!! my ThREEad and saying you like APPlES take that back you FreAK!! you LegAL BEAGLE. jk lol i like apples too people sure get weird about gas cans

February 26, 2018 by Bernard

If you put gas in the wrong kind of container you risk it melting the container as gas is highly corrosive, and you also risk a fire as gas has flammable fumes that spark very easily. If potentially burning to death is worth saving $15 then go ahead. However, if you want to live and save, then buy the can and keep gas in your car. Having a friend to call to pick up that can you left at home could help too. If you really are a single parent, I hope you have tons of friends like that because being a parent is hard.

April 28, 2018 by Joe

It is absolutely illegal to fill up anything other than a government-approved gas can with fuel at a gas station, I don't care how many single mothers out there can't afford $17. Let the attendant or a cop catch you filling up a water jug and you can give me your sob story from a jail cell. I came here for a legal way to fuel my empty motorcycle because I don't want to store a fume-y gas can in my apartment for all eternity because I had to have my bike shipped on empty.

April 29, 2018 by Roger

I can't believe some of you people are acting that way towards Donna when she is 100% correct. Putting gas into a water bottle or any container not approved for gasoline is illegal and if you can't afford a gas can maybe keep one in your car since you can't seem to keep gas in your car. It doesn't matter if you have $0.30 to your name you don't put gas in a water bottle if you think that's okay there's something seriously wrong with you.

May 9, 2018 by Y'all Insane

You are all crazy

May 26, 2018 by Chris

What did I miss? Sorry, I was changing hats!

June 3, 2018 by random person

lmao what the fuck is this site

July 8, 2018 by dav

You cn aid spending 17 on a gas can by not running our of gas , which you can avoid by no5 driving an oldsmobile Cutlass in 2018

July 15, 2018 by Moron

I like putting flammable stuff in fragile weak containers that can bust open easily. I love when my vehicle lights on fire. I REALLY love being burnt alive because I was too stupid poor and lazy to abide by a reasonable law. I am a moron.

July 15, 2018 by Retard

I made a fuel tank for my car out of tin foil. It worked great until everyone burnt to death :(

August 17, 2018 by Donna

I do not appreciate your remarks. I will be referring my lawyer to this page for the trial. Public shaming isn't a joke. #internetbullying Bests, Donna

August 26, 2018 by Nichole

To the dumbasses saying he's a dumb ass for putting gas in a water jug you guys are the real dumb fucks saying to keep the gas can in your car with gas especially with those who have children duh. Ever heard of explosions? Hmmm. Think here

September 1, 2018 by Lol

Wooow lol

September 3, 2018 by Innocent Bystander

whAt in the fUck is this cOmment s3ctiOn???

January 27, 2019 by Dude

Yall need to chill

February 28, 2019 by schweet

this is hilarious

March 30, 2019 by Sara

I've always known that this is possible, but I never really had a clue whether a thin plastic water bottle container would be stable, chemically with a petroleum product like high octane gasoline, It would so suck for the plastic to compromise and leak. vapors fire, I always figure it's best to use a regulation container and avoid the hazard but when in a pinch... hell I've used an old army issue metal canteen before and I wouldn't doubt the voracity of a platic us issue canteen either . . . I suppose if I only had a mile or so to go - or if I was on foot, a duart bottle - a thicker one like Power Aid or Pure Tea... but whatever fellas - ya'll need to chew on a xanax or smoke a phatty; maybe the Trump Supporters could light that puppy while filling up their water bottle with a flammable liquid

June 7, 2019 by School

Donna is right. No one gives a shit if it's inconvenient for you, there are rules and we follow them, otherwise we would be no different from animals. You don't want to pay $17 for a gas can? Have gas in your car. Don't be a fuckboy and waste your last $10 dollars on a starbucks or weed, put some gas in your damn car and stop being a bitch.

June 9, 2019 by FlyingspaghettiMonster

You should swallow. Seriously. Don't make any more stupid people in the world like you. You're cheap, self entitled and yes it is illegal to put gasoline into a water jug. Instead of paying more attention to your Facebook updates, food stamp balance and your Zombie Jesus try being a responsible adult and pay attention to your gas gauge so you don't have to cost yourself and a gas station thousands of dollars in fines.

June 13, 2019 by Schatze

All the above messages seem to offend the person. Really lady. You said you had several gas cans at home. Why not keep one in your car trunk. If you Budget your money right gasoline will be among the priorities. Stop being so angry with the truth. It seems that gasoline is not the root of the problem. I pray God show you His way of doing things right. Consider me a friend, not the enemy.

June 27, 2019 by Doris

I came to this site to get info about what container to use for filling gas in a certain container. Actually, I am frightened with the thought of using a water jug or water bottle. I can't afford the legal gas can right now. Btw: Kudos to the person nailing it about Trump. I'm patient, I'll get my help for gas legally and the safest way. Peace out!

July 2, 2019 by god

cheap fucks. Just buy a gas can and shut up.

July 13, 2019 by JBro

I ran out of gas today, and found myself stranded without a gas can in the sweltering heat, walking miles for help. Ended up at a library. It was a disaster of a day, and my spirits were crushed. However, while searching for cheap options online, I found this page which has, without a doubt, completely made my week. I am the happiest person in the world right now. This is insane in the best way possible.

July 16, 2019 by Dr. Farts

I soak my clothes with gas, then wring them out into the gas tank. Saves me from having to buy water

July 21, 2019 by Henry

I must agree that the $17 is high when compared with a 5 gallon gas can. I, however would never carry a glass container in a vehicle for one major safety reason. Get in a fairly severe car or read end accident and you end up in a burning inferno. $17 for the life of my children seems very reasonable.

July 23, 2019 by BDO

Came for the article, stayed for the comments. It’s Summer of 2019 and life is still good. Most of us live in more privilege and security than most of our ancestors ever did.

August 17, 2019 by Paul

You know, I thought you could just use anything for gas, but when I did this at a station I had the police called on me. Turned into a crazy incident where they were concerned about terrorism. The officers and attendant turned out to be pretty cool, but explained my item could be considered a bomb. I didn't even get cited, thank god, but lost about an hour of my life just trying to explain that I'm not a psychopath. So, I think Donna is right. And not sure what all the aggression is about. I prefer safe spaces to talk online - I do have children that use this computer...

August 17, 2019 by Hals:)

Paul, this just happened to me today!!!! Thank god there was a kind older gentleman that got me out of it! I had no idea it was illegal but everyone sure made me feel like a dumbass!

August 20, 2019 by edgrrr

If you can get away with filling a jug - great. Gas station/garages usually have a shop gas can that you can use for a deposit. Some stations have a pole to store empty windshield washer jugs on. I have also poured a bottle of water in the tank to get an extra mile to the station (water is heavier than gas and lifts the last bit of gas out of the sludge zone up to the fuel pump - you need to add alcohol when you refuel to emulsify the water into the fuel or the water will stay on the bottom and rust the tank)

August 28, 2019 by i just needed gas for my minibike

i hope everyone has had a good day, i decide to go to autozone and purchase a fuel tank for my mini bike now i’m happy :)

September 1, 2019 by Nathan

I ran out of gas just now. I'm using an empty 1 gallon water jug. Guess what's gonna happen after I pour that sweet sweet love juice into my life line this my car. I'm going throw that EMPTY jug into the.......... wait for it.......... wait for it.......... trash can. You know why? Because I'm a wild and crazy boy. Not really but the jug will be useless after the gas and I won't use a water jug for gas more than once. It's really not that big a deal because it will be empty and I'm going to leave the cap off of and the couple drops of gas left over will evaporate along with the fumes... If you don't like it, I suggest maybe contacting your congressman. He or she will definitely care. Love you.

October 5, 2019 by [email protected]

Well,I am outta gas right now with only a 5 dollar bill. I walked to the gas station in hopes of borrowing somthing to put it in. The Arabs just shook their heads and schmood me toward the door like I'm a common thief. Even if I'd read this before i went and was aware of gallon water jug, I wouldn't of been able to buy it cause $5 isnt even two gallons. My car gets 17 MPG and ki have 70 miles to get home. I'm thinking of dumping out my bottle of windex but can't rinse it out. Will this be okay?

October 30, 2019 by wut


December 2, 2019 by Fuckaname

LMAO YALL ARE WILD, I just wanted to know what material container I can use in a pinch. Yall are absolutely out of line and horrid.

February 14 by wut


March 5 by Gazboy

I soak my clothes with gas, then wring them out into the gas tank. Saves me from having to buy water Best comment ever!!

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